Trends in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in children's hospitals in the United States.

@article{Gerber2009TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in children's hospitals in the United States.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Gerber and Susan E. Coffin and Sarah A Smathers and Theoklis E. Zaoutis},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={65-71}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of and outcomes associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in hospitalized children have been incompletely characterized. METHODS We performed a retrospective, observational study using the Pediatric Health Information System, a database of clinical and financial data from >40 freestanding US children's hospitals. Using discharge coding data, we characterized S. aureus infections in children <18 years of age who were hospitalized… CONTINUE READING